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saturn
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Swinging The Lead
Mar 2nd, 2018 07:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lately I have been thinking a lot about this band. I just can't get my head around it all.

George Martin was really much more than one of them.

There are few bands I am able to think of where I can take a word like life, and find at least three favourite songs in their canon that include that word.

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Mar 2nd, 2018 08:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Lately I have been thinking a lot about this band."

Similarly, I've recently been down a Byrds rabbit hole. While they were no Beatles, those guys did some really cool stuff IMHO.

The Beatles were too "pop" for me when they started out (e.g.: "I Wanna Hold Yer Hand"), but as my tastes and their output became more sophisticated, I certainly came to appreciate their talents.

While I readily acknowledge the obvious stature of "Sgt. Pepper", "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" remain my favorites among their albums.



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Mar 2nd, 2018 08:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

I got to discover the Beatles twice; once as a kid plugged into the radio, then again as a musician looking through the compositions. I'm still doing the latter. Recently I watched the tribute band posted here doing Sgt Pepper and the visual of the orchestration made me realize how easy it was to take for granted the genius of George Martin.



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Mar 2nd, 2018 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Did you know that George Martin didn't make any extra money by working with the Beatles. Not even a bonus! He was paid a salary as an Abbey Road producer regardless of who was on the session. Of course, he made his reputation which he cashed in on later when he formed AIR productions.

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Je Suis Charlie
Mar 2nd, 2018 11:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rubber Soul and Revolver are in constant rotation in my house.

HenryJ
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Mar 3rd, 2018 04:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

When my two younger brothers and I get together once a year (and I wish it could be more often) we bring our guitars/bass/amps and jam on Beatle songs.

We have been doing that for 20 years now.

As Joe Walsh once famously said, "Learn every Beatle song."

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 3rd, 2018 05:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Big fan since the age of 8 from listening to my older sister's Meet the Beatles and The Beatles Second Album.

I just bought a slightly used Toyota that has satellite radio (for now, anyway), and have been playing the Beatles station. That car has a really nice sound system and those old tunes sound glorious. Every note and every word of every song is inscribed in my memory.

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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Mar 3rd, 2018 05:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hey Ragtop, ch. 18 is all I've played since I got my car a week ago.

I should go channel surfing, but I have not done so yet.

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 3rd, 2018 05:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

HenryJ, I switched over to the Tom Petty channel for a day, which was excellent. Then back to the Beatles.

Who needs all them other channels?

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Mar 3rd, 2018 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Greatest band ever IMHO

Gato
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Mar 3rd, 2018 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Beatles quite literally changed the trajectory of my entire life.

Well .... the Beatles and puberty.

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Mar 3rd, 2018 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

My best friend in high school's sister was one of those screamers in the plastic boots and plastic hat that swooned over them during their first US tour. She played their records and babbled about them constantly, which is probably part of the reason it took me awhile to warm up to them.

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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Mar 3rd, 2018 09:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I make sure to play The Beatles at least once a week, usually on Sunday. For some reason their music "centers" me. I was born in '57 so they are in that sweet spot of my youth and I fondly recall spinning my sisters Beatles vinyl when she wasn't looking.

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stl80
Mar 3rd, 2018 10:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

A few weeks ago, I bought the Please, Please Me CD. Benn listening to it a bunch.
Jim

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Clawhammer Rules!
Mar 3rd, 2018 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

I appreciate their talents----musicianship and composition is just off the charts---- but they are not something that I can usually listen to these days.


Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Mar 3rd, 2018 10:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

A real classic example of "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts", IMO. Not that each wasn't very talented. But I don't think that any one of them alone really ever approached the level of what they did together.

And of course, as already pointed out, there was George Martin...

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 3rd, 2018 01:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I heard "No Reply" today on the satellite radio.

Man, I haven't heard that one in decades! Great song.

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Mar 3rd, 2018 01:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Favs:

•"Dr. Robert"

•"I Feel Fine"

•"Day Tripper"

•"She Said, She Said"

•"If I Needed Someone"

•"Drive My Car"



Chris Greene
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Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Mar 3rd, 2018 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

A fan but I don't listen to their music like I used to. For someone who was 13 in 1964, the Beatles were a HUGE part of my growing up years.

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JoeMac
Mar 3rd, 2018 04:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

+1 Gato and Ayns. Highest talent ever, in our generation to present. Still can't wrap my brain around their catalog. Oh yes, Sir George Martin was/ is the 5th Beatle.

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